In 1960, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Infante Dom Henrique’s death (Henry the Navigator), the Monument was rebuilt in concrete and rose-tinted stone from Leiria, and its sculptures in limestone from Sintra. In 1985, the Discoveries Cultural Centre was opened. The architect Fernando Ramalho remodelled the interior, adding a viewpoint, auditorium and exhibition rooms to the Monument.
Standing tall and alone on the banks of the Tagus, reminds visitors of Portugal’s overseas expansion, epitomising the nation’s glorious past and a symbol of the greatness of Infante Dom Henrique’s accomplishments, the driving force behind the Discoveries.
Accessible for people with reduced mobility.